Yay .. Monday Made It! Please excuse my tardiness to my favorite linky party of the summer. It's the first time I'm linking up because quite frankly I've been enjoying the time off. Instead of crafting, I've been floating on the lazy river! I promise I made up for it this week.
First off, I finally tried the new craze ( well.. to me) chalk paint. I had a friend who has been painting up a storm. She's painted so many cool pieces that I couldn't help but to try. I was intrigued so I came over with some unfinished frames. Now I'm hooked. I can't wait to keep painting. The cool thing about chalk paint is you don't need to prime. It rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. It can revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors with ease. It's easy, fun and ADDICTING.
This is what I've painted so far...
I found the cute bows at Hobby Lobby
Hoping this will help if displayed right by the turn in basket. Probably NOT ! UGH
My next Monday Made It was made by a dear friend. My husband is too busy in the summer to cut and sand shower board so I had some help with this one. I have a class set of boards but I'm LOVING this size. I know the students will too. They were made by using a ping pong racket as a stencil.
One of the trainings I attended this summer was classroom discussions. We were given a book called Classroom Discussions in Math. It was actually a great training and I learned some great techniques to hold math meetings. It was all about accountable talk and math talk moves. To help me incorporate this on a daily basis, I created some math talk question cards. There are 64 questions in all. It is a great way to engage all students in meaningful math talk. They were created with the Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards in mind.
My last Monday Made It was helping my brother in law bottle tupelo honey which is the best honey in the WORLD. It's the only honey I will eat. I will be giving away a bottle of tupelo honey to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win.
I can't wait to see the other crafts this week. It feels good to be back crafting. Thanks Tara!
Ok I'm so excited about finding this next site. Will share all about it next Monday. I have some fun plans for using these awesome images.
In the meantime this site is great for making tpt products and the images are only $1.
Check out Dollar Photo